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Rice Makes Surprise Visit to Lebanon

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to politically volatile Lebanon on Thursday, amid efforts by anti-Syrian leaders to oust Lebanon’s pro-Syrian president and resolve a U.N. inquiry into the murder of a Lebanese politician. Rice took no specific position on whether President Emile Lahoud should stay or go, but she noted pointedly that the Lebanese “need a presidency that looks forward, not back, and that defends Lebanese sovereignty.” Full Story

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